Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

Community College Transfer Student Scholarships

Community College Transfer Students may be eligible for scholarships offered by the University of Mississippi. If you have questions, please call our office at 800-891-4596.

To be eligible for any scholarships listed below, students must be transferring to Ole Miss directly from community college. A minimum of 48 community college hours must be accepted for transfer. The calculation of this transfer GPA will include the grades from all prior colleges attended.

Lyceum Scholar Awards

  • Award Amount: Full resident tuition for two year ($7,950 for the 2017-18 year)
  • Eligibility: Community College Transfer students with at least a 3.0 transfer GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service.
  • How to Apply:Complete the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application.
  • For More Information: Contact Anna Lauren Inman or call the Office of Admissions:662-915-7226 or 1-800-OLE-MISS (in Mississippi).

Community College Leadership Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $6,000 ($3,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Community College Transfer students with at least a 3.0 transfer GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and an exemplary record of leadership and service.
  • How to Apply:Complete the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application.
  • For More Information: Contact Anna Lauren Inman or Lacy Ware or call the Office of Admissions:662-915-7226 or 1-800-OLE-MISS (in Mississippi).

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • Award Amount:$8,000 ($4,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with a 3.25 GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Members of the All Mississippi Team will receive an additional one-time only $1,000 scholarship and an additional $1,000 one-time only scholarship will be awarded to those students who become members of the All American Team. Non-residents will receive an additional $4,000 per year for two years toward the non-resident fee.
  • How to Apply: No separate application required; PTK indicated on official transcript or students may bring a copy of the PTK membership card to the Office of Financial Aid. or fax a copy to 662-915-1164.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Mississippi Community College Advantage Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $10,000 ($5,000 per year)
  • Eligibility: Community College transfer students who are MS residents with at least 48 community college transfer hours and at least a 2.5 or higher overall transfer GPA. Students must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and have a family adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less (as reported on the FAFSA). This is a competitive scholarship and 25 awards are made each year.
  • How to Apply:To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, and complete the online Community College Transfer Scholarship Application.
  • Deadline: March 1.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Luckyday University Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $9,200 (upto $4,600 per year)
  • Eligibility: These scholarships are awarded to a select group of 25 community college transfer students with a 2.5 overall GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours. Student’s receiving this award must be resident of Mississippi and must be transferring from Mississippi community college. In addition, students selected must have remaining financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA) after other scholarships and grants have been awarded.
  • How to Apply: To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must file theFAFSA by March 1.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Community College Academic Excellence 1 Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $6,000 ($3,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.0 – 3.49 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the University of Mississippi admissions application. There is no additional application required.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Community College Academic Excellence 2 Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $8,000 ($4,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.5 or higher overall transfer GPA and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award. Non-residents will receive an additional $3,000 per year for two years toward the non-resident fee
  • How to Apply: Students must complete the University of Mississippi admissions application. There is no additional application required.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Community College Student Body President

  • Award Amount: $3,000 ($1,500 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Community College Transfer students who served in the top elected position at their Community College. These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.0 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation may be faxed to 662-915-1164.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Phi Theta Kappa President

  • Award Amount: $2,000 ($1,000 per year for two years)
  • Eligibility: Community College Transfer students who served as the President of Phi Theta Kappa at their Community College. These scholarships are awarded to community college transfer students with a 3.25 overall transfer GPA or higher and 48 transferable community college credit hours. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this award.
  • How to Apply: Provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation may be faxed to 662-915-1164.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Osher Reentry Scholarship

  • Award Amount:Up to $2,500 per year ($1,250/semester)
  • Eligibility: Students who are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree; have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years since High School graduation or attainment of GED; who are enrolled at least half-time, are US Citizens between 25 and 50 years old; and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to The University of Mississippi and complete online OSHER REENTRY Scholarship Application.
  • Deadline: July 1st to complete the OSHER REENTRY Scholarship Application and students must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Priority date is June 1st.
  • For More Information:Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596. For Additional Information click here.
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

New Century Scholarship

  • Award Amount: Full resident tuition for two year ($7,950 for the 2017-18 year)
  • Eligibility: Transfer students with a 3.00 overall transfer GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and named a New Century Scholar. Non-Resident students will receive an additional scholarship to cover their full non-resident fee for two years ($14,268 for the 2016-17 year).
  • How to Apply: No separate application required; Student must provide documentation of credential to the Office of Financial Aid. or fax a copy to 662-915-1164.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Eagle Scout/ Gold Award

  • Award Amount:$3,000 ($1,500 / year))
  • Eligibility: Entering Community College Transfer students who have achieved the levels of Eagle Scout or Gold Award.
  • How to Apply:Provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation may be faxed to 662-915-1164.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596
  • E-mail: finaid@olemiss.edu

Students who are non-residents of Mississippi and whose parents are alumni of Ole Miss, please complete the Non-Resident Alumni Scholarship Award application. (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Students who are residents of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster counties in Mississippi, please complete the Sumners Grant application.

Some scholarships are awarded through academic departments. To be considered for these awards, students must be admitted into the School or have listed the specific major on their admission application. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please go to the following websites:

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
Croft Institute for International Studies
Lott Leadership Institute
School of Pharmacy
College of Liberal Arts
School of Education
School of Applied Science
Patterson School of Accountancy
School of Business Administration
School of Engineering